One of my favorite social networks is the society of bees.  Bees seem balanced, what with the honey and the sting, good and bad, yin and yang, etc.  Today I was reading about bees and I learned that there is…

The New Yorker website has this podcast about the Grateful Dead, and it made me think of one of the least respected social networks in the universe, Grateful Dead fans.  These people are remarkable for a bunch of things, two…

One of the phrases we seem hear more and more these days is that “the world is getting smaller” or that “the world is smaller than it used to be.” Smaller, of course, in the sense that commodities, especially information…